Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Uni Kuru Toga "HIGH GRADE"... interesting specimen...



Hey... I am back. Just received my Uni Kuru Toga "HIGH GRADE"... it is quite different from the original Kuru Toga, with a more "technical" look.

It is a nice looking pencil... my version is a 0.3mm that writes really well and smooth, just like my "old" 0.5mm original KT.

Have you tested it yet? Let me know what do you think.
My first impressions were good, but I miss the all transparent mechanism window - here, we only have a small circular window with the rotating KT logo.




8 comments:

kiwi-d said...

Glad to see you back. I just one myself a couple of weeks ago.

Slightly Imperfect Role Model for Superheroes and Other Super Things ("Have no fear, imagination is here!") said...

Hi, do you know what brand of pencil illustrator Peter de Séve is using in these photographs?

http://www.lorestrome.com/trash/refs/PeterDeSeve-05.jpeg

synical said...

Got mine recently - liked the look and feel of this one more; and I found the writing to be darker (which I prefer) than I could ever get with the original one.

Anonymous said...

Synical - I think the darkness is Uni use Nano Dia leads for the High Grade and now even for the imported standard model, but also they are probably using 'B' leads which a lot of manufacturers do to increase darkness which is a perceived selling plus.2 1/2p

Anonymous said...

Is the new High Grade pencil any thinner than the older one? I got the older one a few weeks ago and it's a little bulkier than what I like. The mechanism works great though.

Adriano said...

It is basically the same, not any thinner. It is more confortable though, more like a regular tech model.

Alexa Matthews said...

Im in Asia and just got this pencil in Japan. Its a great pencil. I just love the feel of it.
The grip is just metal but it feels comfortable to hold. I have a blog at alexasmechanicalpencils.blogspot.com.

burntchurro said...

How durable is it? Do you think the rotating mechanism will survive a few drops?

I want to get one of these, but I'm afraid of spending too much on something that might break as soon as I set it down.